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Maria Chudnovsky to deliver Porcelli Lecture Series

Professor Maria Chudnovsky, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, will deliver the 2016 Porcelli Lecture Series. Maria Chudnovsky received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012, and the Fulkerson Prize in 2009.

Porcelli Lecture Poster Maria Chudnovsky

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Milen Yakimov

Professor Milen Yakimov received a 2016 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for his sustained records of excellence in research, teaching and service.

Milen Yakimov joined LSU in 2008. Currently he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. He is a Sloan Research Fellow.


LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for Shawn Walker

Professor Shawn Walker received a 2016 LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for his outstanding record of scholarship and published research. 

Shawn Walker joined LSU in 2010. He recently was awarded an NSF Career grant.


LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Gestur Olafsson

Professor Gestur Olafsson is the receipient of the 2016 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes superior graduate-level teaching and related activities.

Gestur Olafsson joined LSU in 1993. Currently, he is an Alumni Professor.

Susan Murphy inducted into LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction

Susan Murphy, H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, was inducted into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She received her B.S. in mathematics in 1980 from LSU, and her PhD in statistics in 1989 from UNC.

TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award for Phoebe Rouse

At the 2016 Choppin Honors Convocation of the LSU College of Science Phoebe Rouse received a TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Phoebe Rouse is a Senior Instructor in the Math Department, and the Director for Precalculus Mathematics. She joined LSU 35 years ago.

Best Poster Award for LSU Math Graduate Student Neal Livesay

Neal Livesay's poster on the "Local Theory of Meromorphic Connections" received the best poster award at the Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms Conference TORA VII.

Neal Livesay's PhD advisor is Professor Daniel Sage.

LSU math students perform well on Putnam competition

The scores for last December's Putnam Mathematical Competition have been released, and LSU students performed well. The top performer was Shawn Williams, whose score of 20 points placed him in the prestigious Top 500 List, with a rank of 343 out of 4275 competitors from 554 colleges and universities nationwide. LSU also had a total of six students earn a positive score, while the national median was 0. Prof.

Article of Sam Nelson (LSU PhD 2002) featured in the "Notices of the AMS"

The article "What is .... a Quandle" by Sam Nelson was featured in the April 2016 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Sam Nelson received his PhD from LSU in 2002 under Professor Rick Litherland. He is currently Associate Professor at Claremont McKenna College, CA.

Travel Grant from the LSU Student Senate for Math Graduate Students

Four LSU math graduate students, Eric Bucher, Maitreyee Kulkarni, Bach Nguyen, and Kurt Trampel, were awarded a travel grant from the LSU Student Senate to attend the MSRI Hot Topics Workshop on Cluster Algebras and Wall Crossings in Berkeley, CA.